Kyle Naughton enjoyed success at the Keepmoat Stadium almost a year ago - he was impressed with what he saw of Doncaster last season.
The young full-back snapped up from Sheffield United this summer played both matches as the Blades took tonight's (Wednesday, August 26) Carling Cup opponents Rovers in the Championship last term.
And he had mixed fortunes - having helped the Blades to a 2-0 win at the Keepmoat in September, Rovers turned the tables at Bramall Lane with a 1-0 success in January, one of only three league defeats they suffered in their final 15 matches.
"On both occasions I played them last season it could be argued that they looked the better team," said Kyle at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday. "What they lacked was a prolific striker.
"They are a team who get the ball down. They are not a team who you'll see kick the ball in the air or rush their play, it's always about getting the ball down and one, two-touch passing.
"I can't say a bad word about their play, actually, they are an excellent footballing team."
Kyle is hoping to play a part in tonight's second round encounter. "Hopefully I'll get a chance, I know it's not a Premier League game but it would be great to get the chance to show what I can do if I start or get on at some point."
ALL-NEW MATCHDAY EXPERIENCE FOR BIRMINGHAM -